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Your Doctor Knows You're Killing Yourself. The Data Brokers Told Her
finance.yahoo.com ^ | Shannon Pettypiece and Jordan Robertson

Posted on 06/26/2014 2:39:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Information compiled by data brokers from public records and credit card transactions can reveal where a person shops, the food they buy, and whether they smoke. The largest hospital chain in the Carolinas is plugging data for 2 million people into algorithms designed to identify high-risk patients, while Pennsylvania's biggest system uses household and demographic data. Patients and their advocates, meanwhile, say they're concerned that big data's expansion into medical care will hurt the doctor-patient relationship and threaten privacy.

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Much of the information on consumer spending may seem irrelevant for a hospital or doctor, but it can provide a bigger picture beyond the brief glimpse that doctors get during an office visit or through lab results, said Michael Dulin, chief clinical officer for analytics and outcomes at Carolinas HealthCare System.

Carolinas HealthCare System operates the largest group of medical centers in North Carolina and South Carolina, with more than 900 care centers, including hospitals, nursing homes, doctors' offices and surgical centers. The health system is placing its data, which include purchases a patient has made using a credit card or store loyalty card, into predictive models that give a risk score to patients.

Within the next two years, Dulin plans for that score to be regularly passed to doctors and nurses who can reach out to high-risk patients to suggest interventions before patients fall ill.

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If the early steps are successful, though, Dulin said he would like to renegotiate to get the data provider to share more specific details on patient spending with doctors.

"The data is already used to market to people to get them to do things that might not always be in the best interest of the consumer, we are looking to apply this for something good," Dulin said.

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1 posted on 06/26/2014 2:39:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Oops! They found out I ate a white potato yesterday and made a Grasshopper Pie for our friends this weekend!!


2 posted on 06/26/2014 2:41:45 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: BenLurkin

Cash will once again be King....until the government makes it illegal to buy food with cash.


3 posted on 06/26/2014 2:50:00 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

Eat a candy bar your O’Care premiums go up everytime.


4 posted on 06/26/2014 2:53:25 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: BenLurkin

Obviously the number of the beast is 0b1010011010 and the beast is a computer


5 posted on 06/26/2014 2:55:23 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

And the computer will enslave Man at the hand of the AntiChrist


6 posted on 06/26/2014 2:57:17 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: BenLurkin

I have already stopped the use of store loyalty cards.


7 posted on 06/26/2014 3:01:02 PM PDT by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: RatRipper

I don’t use them, nor do I use credit/debit for everyday purchases. Crazy to use them.


8 posted on 06/26/2014 3:13:09 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: BenLurkin

“to suggest interventions before patients fall ill.”

What the devil is that supposed to mean???

This is ridiculous.


9 posted on 06/26/2014 3:17:51 PM PDT by berdie
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To: RatRipper
I have already stopped the use of store loyalty cards.

It's funny to watch the cashier get offended when you call their "loyalty" program a "spy on what you buy" card. If the store was loyal to me it wouldn't shout my buying habits to every marketer around, so it must be there to keep me loyal to the store without any reciprocal loyalty.

10 posted on 06/26/2014 3:31:43 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: BenLurkin

I know! Shall we start data collection with the EBT cards?


11 posted on 06/26/2014 3:31:47 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: miss marmelstein
They see you when you're sleeping
They know when you're awake
They know if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!
O! You better watch out!
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
The NSA is tracking you
The NSA is tracking you
12 posted on 06/26/2014 3:32:38 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Obama - The Scandal a Week President.)
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To: BenLurkin

It is so odd to see the government scrutinizing the lives of “normal” people while the illegal population here in NJ grows; these people work for and spend CASH (including their rents on their undeclared apartments). Two parallel realities, with the “normal” people paying for the illegals as their government increasingly boxes them in.


13 posted on 06/26/2014 3:33:14 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: BipolarBob

Thanks for making me spit my vodka all over the screen!


14 posted on 06/26/2014 3:42:04 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: txrefugee

It’s like the 5th Amendment - whatever is attributed to you can and will be used against you.


15 posted on 06/26/2014 5:35:21 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: miss marmelstein

I love Grasshopper Pie!


16 posted on 06/26/2014 5:36:56 PM PDT by Whitebread
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To: KarlInOhio

Actually, the “loyalty” card thing is on the decline. Your purchasing habits can be traced through tracking of debit and credit card numbers.


17 posted on 06/26/2014 5:37:58 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: BenLurkin

18 posted on 06/27/2014 4:08:47 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: txrefugee

“Cash will once again be King....until the government makes it illegal to buy food with cash.”

Actually, it would be great to barter medical advice for things like house painting, plumbing, landscaping etc. Physicians during the Great Depression took all kinds of ‘alternative payment’. I’m sure, however, barter is somehow illegal, since the IRS wouldn’t know how to deal with it. Also, the insurance companies would find a way to not cover you for malpractice if you were working in this manner.


19 posted on 06/27/2014 4:33:24 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: KarlInOhio

I either don’t register my loyalty cards or give them bogus info.


20 posted on 06/27/2014 4:36:27 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: BenLurkin

OCARE DOC: I see here you bought 100 rds of 22 ammo last year, so you own dangerous guns, and I know you have children at home. So, I notified the ATF to raid your home today and see if you have unsecurred ammo or guns on the premises.

Patient: Gulp.


21 posted on 06/27/2014 4:53:08 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

I use cash where ever I can. Got our house painted a couple of years ago and the painter knocked $500 off the job for paying him cash. He paid his guys right there on the spot. They did a good job also.

My grandfather was a country MD back in the last democrat caused depression. He got paid for delivering a farmers baby with vegetables and two goats. He got a new suit for setting a broken leg. From what he told me, there was a lot of that going on back then.


22 posted on 06/27/2014 5:21:49 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is the CPUSA)
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